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Con Brio Brina Svit

Con Brio

Brina Svit

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ISBN : 9781860468575
Paperback
167 pages
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In a brasserie just off the Boulevard St Germain, a distinguished novelist watches, entranced, the motions of a young womans hands folding a restaurant bill into a paper boat. This passing observation - slim fingers against a white linen tableclothMoreIn a brasserie just off the Boulevard St Germain, a distinguished novelist watches, entranced, the motions of a young womans hands folding a restaurant bill into a paper boat. This passing observation - slim fingers against a white linen tablecloth - provides the springboard for a compelling story of desire and jealousy in Brina Svits explosive new novel, Con Brio. The respected authors comfortable life vanishes the instant he admires this strange womans hands- the discipline of forty productive years dissolves. On an impulse he proposes to her. She answers without hesitation: yes, she will marry him, but on her terms. She will live with him, but they are to remain strangers. Soon Kati has driven Tibors housekeeper, secretary and even his cat from his home. And as she continues to hold Tibor at arms length, he goes from being a cool observer of the chaos she creates, to a man driven wild by passion and jealousy. With a brutality offset only by the elegance and subtlety of Svits writing. Con Brio - like Death in Venice before it - dramatises the ruinous consequences of sexual obsession.